Beverly J. Peterson, age 73, of 1617 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone died unexpectedly Tuesday evening April 5, 2005 at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette following a brief illness.
Beverly was born July 23, 1931 in Gladstone the daughter of Alphonse and Alice (Rothschild) Creten. She was raised in Gladstone and participated in ice skate racing and girl’s softball. She was a 1949 graduate of Gladstone High School where she was on the cheerleading team.
On May 3, 1952 she married her high school sweetheart Peter D. Peterson at All Saints Church in Gladstone. They made their residence in Gladstone where they raised their four children. Beverly was co-owner of Pete’s Stop in Gladstone and also the Gladstone Mobil Mart with her husband. She also had been employed at Mead Corporation and the Mead Employee’s Credit Union.
Beverly’s hobbies included golfing at the Gladstone Golf Club, bowling at the Midway Lanes and Holiday Bowl, but most important to her was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was an avid college basketball fan and especially enjoyed cheering for the Michigan State Spartans.
In addition to her husband Peter, survivors include her:
Mother: Alice Creten of Gladstone
Two sons: Peter H. (Sherri) Peterson of Gladstone; Michael (Lesley) Peterson of Escanaba
Two daughters: Holly (Jeff) Canull of Escanaba; Kathryn (James) Chenier of Plymouth, MI
Three grandchildren: Jake, Steven and Cameron Peterson
Special friends: Frank and Nancy Peterson
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her father Alphonse Creten.
Beverly’s family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial services celebrating the life of Beverly J. Peterson will follow at 2:00 P.M. at All Saints Church with Rev. Fr. Arnold Grambow officiating. Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Bev-please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult of times.
Herb & Joni Heger
Torch Lake Twp, MI
So very sorry to hear about Bev were great friends. I’ve been in Florida with my daughter all winter and will not be home till late April. My sincere sympathy to you and family.
Mary Lou Ritter
We will miss Bev’s warm smile and positive attitude.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. I’ve been in contact with Corrine as to Bev’s condition and everyone was optimistic that she could get through this. I first met Bev when I started at Mead back in 1960 so I’ve known her for a long time. Be strong and you’ll get through this terrible time.
My condolences on your loss of Beverly. I have been telling my wife about all the times I stopped in to pick up a Sunday paper and chat with you at Pete’s One Stop, wonderful memories. My prayers are with you and your family. Bill
William F. Gilbert
To Uncle Pete, Holly, Pete, Kathryn, and Mike,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you for your loss. I will miss my Aunt Bev’s smile, laughter, and great sense of humor. May you be comforted by the memory of her love for you.
Annie, Brian, & Christian
Valley Village, CA
Dear Pete and family,
Sue and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Bev. We are thinking of you and wish you all of God’s blessings during this sad time.
Russ and Sue Sargent
I am sorry to hear of your wife, Bev’s, passing. My sympathy and prayers are extended to you and your family.
Clinton “Red” Butler
Pte and Pete, Mike, Holly and Kathy, I wish I could be there to offer my support, just want you to know I considered your wife and mother a very nice lady and friend. I’m sure she’s at peace and with her Lord. Take care,
Art, Paula, John Van Damme